April 28, 2010



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SAD 6 students, from left, Megan French, Kathryn Bearor, Mykenzy Gagnon, Morgan Hauber and Sarah Champagne participate in a team problem solving activity during the 22nd Annual Spring Math Meet at Bonny Eagle High School.

Photo courtesy Kathy Campbell

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY / 7 Rivers Maine is offering a low-interest loan program to fund home improvements for qualified, low-income homeowners from Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell. Financing will be provided for home improvements including for safety, health and energy efficiency. Loans of up to $5,000 that will be paid over 5 to 10 years for homeowners who earn between 25 and 60 percent of the average income (approximately $14,500 to $35,000 for a family of four). Interested applicants should call Ryan at 386-5081 or e-mail ryan@habitat7rivers.org to schedule a pre-screening appointment.


THE "MAINE'S GOT Talent" winner is Chris Camire, 18, of Auburn. A senior at Edward Little High School, he captured a $500 cash prize and an audition with Dolphin Entertainment. Camireperformed a Frank Sinatra song, "Almost Like Being in Love." He will perform at the Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant Finals June 19 at Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School. Tickets are available for $35 until June 12 by contacting Margaret Watkinson at 729-0224 or childrensg@suscom-maine.net.


THE BICYCLE COALITION of Maine has produced a free calendar listing hundreds of Maine bicycling events in 2010. It includes 62 weekly rides, 173 special events and a listing of Maine bike clubs, organizations and bicycle shops. Pick up a copy at local bicycle shops and sports stores throughout Maine. An online version may be found at www.BikeMaine.org.


THE RACE TO STOP Extinction 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Fun Run is scheduled May 23, on Portland's Back Cove Trail and is looking for participants and volunteers. Race founder and coordinator Rachel Piper said the race has aligned itself with One Percent for the Planet, and all race proceeds will benefit the protection endangered species. Race commentary will be provided by local writer and announce for Maine Roller Derby Aimsel Ponti, with live music, organic refreshments and face painting for entertainment. For more information visit www.race2stopextinction.com


MATTHEW R. SIMMONS was speaker when University of New England hosted the Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture. The topic was "Our Fragile Energy System: Is It Sustainable? If Not, Where Do We Turn Next?"


ALL 18 STUDENTS in Morton G. Soule's first-year Latin at Cape Elizabeth High School took the National Latin Language Exam and scored above the national average. Tori Downer, Maria Morris, Alex Cooley, Sam Sherman, Cameron Caswell, Robert Freccero, Francesca Governali, Henry Babcock, Catherine Powell, and Nolan Chase took home the Gold Summa Cum Laude prize, the highest award. Six students in second year were tested, and Robert Macdonald, Thomas Janick, Jacob Wasserman, and Kelsey Krull accepted the laurel wreath.


THE NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE is holding its local 2010 Opening Day Saturday. John "Slim" Lee, unit director of South Portland Boys & Girls Club since 1974, will be honored and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The 2009 boy's league for ages 11 and 12 will be honored for winning last year's District championship and for finishing as runners up in the State championship.


THE HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS performed in March at the Waterside Stage at the Walt Disney World Resort. Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts.


WELLS RIPTIDE, the grade 4 traveling basketball team, has won a Kittery Recreation Department basketball tournament, besting 10 teams to win. Students players include Jackie Beattie, Delaney McDonnell, Sarah Boston, Allison Brann, Anya Chase, Kayla Cummings, Leah Tufts, Caroline Ford and Hope Wolterbeek. The team is coached by Matt Chase and Chuck Tufts.

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